The legendary Bob Stane says not to miss "THE EVANGENITALS….. A NO HOLDS BARRED Friday evening of song and wit….."
Friday April 28th 2017
8pm - 10:10pm
For Reservations/Information call (626) 798-6236 between 10 A. M. and 10 P.M.
EVANGELICAL: Characterized by ardent or crusading enthusiasm; zealous
GENITALS: The organs of creation; the sexual organs; the private parts
Put them together and what have you got? The Evangenitals!
Combining pioneer lineage with a love of performing arts, the Evangenitals take listeners on a journey of passion and creative freedom, embracing all of life as source material and relishing in the complexity and humor of the human experience. Ranging from truck-stop lullabies to Klezmer-punk-jazz, ballads & barn-burners to hillbilly stomp, and citing influences from the new-wave intelligentsia of the Talking Heads to the archetypal fire of Johnny Cash, all welded together with Alabama-soul and the best of Folk tradition: The jukebox at the Mad Hatters tea party is the Evangenitals.
Founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera, jazz & gospel singer Lisa Dee, The Evangenitals are an alt-country/Americana love revolution made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking hearts open, they are a genre-bending, ever-creating force of nature. At times the songs are lushly poetic, at others, coarsely powerful. They are as infectious as they are ambitious, filled with humor, insight, mystery and wonder.
The Evangenitals boast one of the most eclectic resumes in the indie music world. As live performers, they’ve built a fiercely loyal following through a thousand shows at clubs, coffee houses and festivals throughout the world (including Scotland’s prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Their shows are notable for music that can be bawdy and rollicking in one moment, and, in the next, sufficiently mysterious and haunting to make the rowdiest of beer brawlers pause, turn toward the stage and listen.
The group’s shape-shifting lineup frequently consists of principal writer/vocalist Juli Crockett, gospel/jazz singer Lisa Dee, keyboardist Michael Feldman, bassist Joey Maramba, Andrea Baker on fiddle, Daniel Mark on mandolin, Danny Graziani on fiddle and harmonica, Ari DeSano on accordion, and an ensemble of eclectic drummers. In any assemblage, this band delivers 110% Entertainment for the mind, body, and soul.